Drowning Prevention Week: Stormwater Safety

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POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 6:51pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:49pm

If you've been watching News Channel 9 this week, you know it's Drowning Prevention Week. One thing El Paso parents need to be aware of is the dangers that stormwater drains pose. A few months ago two children had to be rescued after getting trapped in a stormwater drain.

Christina Montoya with El Paso Water Utilities and Ana Acosta with University Medical Center's Trauma Division shared some of the dangers on Newschannel 9 at six. Those dangers include broken glass, dangerous chemics, snakes, rats, and other animals. Also, children can drown in stormwater pipes during flash flooding.

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